The Collected Stories of Evan S. Connell
Evan S. Connell is one of America's most distinguished prose stylists, and this volume offers a major portion of his lifework. With Mrs. Bridge and Mr. Bridge, Connell stands at the forefront of American novelists. His critically acclaimed Son of the Morning Star, together with The White Lantern and A Long Desire, prove him also among the best nonfiction authors of the past several decades. A "writer's writer," Connell is a great artist whose influence has changed the way Americans craft fiction today.
The Collected Stories of Evan S. Connell gathers fifty-six stories written between 1946 and 1995 and incorporates the contents of Connell's three previous collections. Also included are twenty-eight stories never before published in book form, thirteen of them written in the past five years.
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The Collected Stories of Evan S. ConnellUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Short fiction is an art unto itself, more confined and thus more rigorous than the novelist's canvas. This volume of 56 stories spans a lifetime of masterly literary craftsmanship and includes 13 ... Read full review
Review: The Collected StoriesUser Review - Chip - Goodreads
After reading a selection of the stories, I wouldn't recommend it to everyone. He's got a gift for lyric passages and striking scenes (a lion pursuing a terrified cow up a hill, eg), but most of the stories feel awkward and clunky to me, and sometimes old-fashioned. (Like Cheever gone bad.) Read full review